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1) Famous ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ painting from 1980s comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo sells at Bristol auction

The prop that was a running joke in the 1980s sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo, the 'Old Master' painting known as the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies, was hammered down at East Bristol Auctions' auctions last Saturday.

2) Antiques dealer and TV presenter Paul Martin to open new gallery in Wiltshire

Former Flog It! presenter Paul Martin is to open a new art and antiques gallery in the historic Cotswold market town of Corsham in February.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin is to open a new shop in Wiltshire. Image credit: BBC - Osian Davies.

3) UK issues export bar for Turner masterpiece sold at Sotheby’s auction

The UK government has issued an export bar for JMW Turner’s Walton Bridges which had sold in a Sotheby's auction in July.

Walton Bridges

Joseph Mallord William Turner's oil on canvas 'Walton Bridges', believed to have been painted in 1806, sold at auction in July 2018 for £3.4m and is now temporarily barred from export from the UK.

4) Roman bronze foot from monumental statue makes 10-times estimate at Bonhams auction

A Roman bronze foot from a monumental statue topped an auction of Antiquities held by Bonhams in London when it sold for a hammer price of £160,000, far in excess of its £10,000-15,000 estimate.

Bronze sandalled foot

A bronze sandalled foot from a monumental Roman statue, sold for £160,000 at Bonhams.

5) Renoir stolen from Viennese auction house Dorotheum

It has been reported that a man and two accomplices walked into auction house Dorotheum in Vienna and walked out with a Renoir that was due to be auctioned.

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